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Cubs losing best trade chip?

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08:40 AM ET 07.22 | When Matt Garza left Saturday night's game against the Cardinals after the third inning and TV cameras caught him flexing his right wrist in the dugout, it looked like another example of what Lou Piniella would term a "Cubbie Occurrence." Garza's injury was described as right triceps cramping. He called it a "weird-ass injury." While the Cubs breathed a sigh of relief when X-rays proved negative, Garza admitted he "could barely extend my arm." A trip to the disabled list couldn't be discounted, and it could hinder a potential trade. Only the Cubs could lose their best trading chip to an injury right before the deadline. A report on Foxsports.com said the Dodgers are "unlikely" to come up with a package for Cubs starter Ryan Dempster, though they remain interested in Garza, who left Saturday's game after three innings with cramping in his right triceps.

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July 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Just Win, Bros.

July 22, 2012  09:27 AM ET

How does the Dodgers not wanting to meet the Cubs price for Dempster = losing their best trade chip? Other teams still want him, or they can reduce their trade demands and still probably cut a deal with the Dodgers. And Garza is probably a better trade chip due to being signed for another year and a half--they just want to move Dempster first so they can say "we got this much for Dempster, so for Garza we should get more."

July 22, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

How does the Dodgers not wanting to meet the Cubs price for Dempster = losing their best trade chip? Other teams still want him, or they can reduce their trade demands and still probably cut a deal with the Dodgers. And Garza is probably a better trade chip due to being signed for another year and a half--they just want to move Dempster first so they can say "we got this much for Dempster, so for Garza we should get more."

I heard that they are wanting huge talent for Garza like 3 or 4 top prospects which most teams arent going to do these days.

July 22, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

How does the Dodgers not wanting to meet the Cubs price for Dempster = losing their best trade chip? Other teams still want him, or they can reduce their trade demands and still probably cut a deal with the Dodgers. And Garza is probably a better trade chip due to being signed for another year and a half--they just want to move Dempster first so they can say "we got this much for Dempster, so for Garza we should get more."

They're referring to the fact that Garza left the game with an injury.

July 22, 2012  09:35 AM ET

They're asking too much. They'll come down in the next 9 days.

July 22, 2012  09:35 AM ET

AA...get Dempster.....a good arm and a marketing plus cos he's from Canada

July 22, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They're referring to the fact that Garza left the game with an injury.

Ah--I thought it turned out it was just a cramp--story must have run before the Cubs announced that, or maybe they changed their story later and I missed it.

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July 22, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Theo, just deal both of these guys please. Get a bunch of young guys and continue the rebuilding process. Cubs fans have waited over a 100 years already...they can wait 200-300 more.

Fixed and made more realistic.

July 22, 2012  11:34 AM ET

Eh...why not keep Garza around one more year if we don't get the right deal? Heck, maybe we could actually try holding on to a decent pitcher and put some pieces around him.

July 22, 2012  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Eh...why not keep Garza around one more year if we don't get the right deal? Heck, maybe we could actually try holding on to a decent pitcher and put some pieces around him.

nothing becomes a done deal untill it happens other than that its all words and thoughts,,,

July 22, 2012  02:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

nothing becomes a done deal untill it happens other than that its all words and thoughts,,,

Maybe you lure other teams to the table with Garza and then try and sell them on Dempster.

July 22, 2012  10:14 PM ET

Should have traded him to the Sox for a couple of prospects. Whoops.

 
July 22, 2012  10:15 PM ET

Beckett and Lester for Garza and Dempster straight up.

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